BlogRize: The collective intelligence of communities

I’ve recently discovered Blogrize that was created by Jesse Spaulding. It ranks articles by the topics a blog covers, the links between blogs, user attention data, user story recommendations and interaction. See the FAQ page for more info.

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BlogRize is a blog community and blog aggregator that brings you today’s most interesting web content by harnessing the collective intelligence of communities of people who enjoy reading the same blogs.

  • Provide a superior experience for anyone who wants to check the web daily for interesting news, articles, & videos that relate to them, their friends, and their communities of interest.
  • Give authors and content producers a platform where they can quickly and efficiently build a readership and reputation based on the merits of their content and their contributions to the community.
  • Foster intelligent & useful discussions and debate between real people.
  • Build a reputation system so people can quickly identify authors with expertise, people they can trust, knowledge they can trust.

Feel free to join the Scienceroll community there and let’s see whether it can beat Friendfeed.com.

Health Blogs Observatory

Ivor Kovic, MD is a unique blogger with a deep interest in web 2.0 and medicine. Now he launched the Health Blogs Observatory based on a great idea, to collect all the medical blogs in order to analyze the health blogosphere.

Health Blogs Observatory is an online research lab devoted to examination of the health blogosphere. It was created by the health bloggers and for the health bloggers.

Main goals of the project are:

Two major characteristics of the Health Blogs Observatory are collaboration and openness. This is why I would like to invite all health/medical bloggers to join the community and start contributing to it by adding their blogs to the web directory and participating in the design of the health bloggers survey.

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You can follow the project on Twitter, by RSS or just track the changes of the wiki.

Top 50 Genetics Blogs

Jessica Merritt has recently come up with a huge list of quality blogs dedicated to genetics. Check it out at US PharmD. I’m honored to be included in the list.

If you’re looking for another great genetics blogs, follow the members of the DNA Network.

The DNA Network logo

Image credit: Ricardo Vidal, My Biotech Life

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17: The Salon and The Well

This year, I will attend again the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference that will take place in Long Beach, CA between the 19th and the 22nd of January. Now I’m a member of the organizing committee and have been managing a blog for the conference for a few months.

I will present a slideshow “Practicing medicine in the web 2.0 era” and will also present in the Salon:

Berci Meskó
University of Debrecen, Hungary

Demonstration: Discovering the Virtual World of Medicine through Second Life provides medical educators and students with numerous educational opportunities and tools while visiting the places and islands that can change the way medical education is delivered today.

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Today Kóan Jeff Baysa asked several of the Well & Salon artists. Check these out here.